Denver Human Services (DHS)

Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS) and PEAK Outages: The Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS), PEAK, PEAKPro and mobile applications are currently down. Colorado Department of Human Services is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it as quickly as possible. Visit the Colorado Department of Human Services Facebook page for timely updates about the outages.

Closure Notice (April 19, 2024): Denver Human Services Neighborhood Resource Sites (Pena Clinic, Families Forward, Rocky Mountain Human Services, St. Francis Center) are closed Friday, April 19 due to the Colorado Benefits Management System, PEAK, PEAKPro and mobile applications outages. 

Locations and Hours


Now Available: Services at Richard T. Castro Human Services Center (Second Floor Entrance)

Services are now available at the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center, Second Floor Entrance (1200 N. Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80204). If you are driving, please use 11th Ave. off Federal Blvd. Free parking is available in the visitor parking structure (center entrance).

Overhead photo of the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center, Parking Structure, and Welcome Center. To access services at the Castro Building, drivers should travel north on 11th Ave off Federal Blvd. Then, turn west (left) toward the parking structure. Take the center entrance, and park on the upper level parking surface.

Exterior of the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center from the base of a ramp, which leads up to the building's entrance on the second floor.

The exterior of the second floor entrance at the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center. Entrance signs with arrows pointing to the entrance are affixed to the building.

Visit our contact page for a list of all Denver Human Services locations, as well as the specific services offered. This includes Neighborhood-based locations that are conveniently located at the Federico F. Peña Southwest Family Health Center, St. Francis Center, Families Forward Resource Center and Rocky Mountain Human Services.

- Richard T. Castro Human Services Center (1200 N. Federal Blvd., Second Floor Entrance, Denver, CO 80204)
- Welcome Center (2929 W. 10th Ave., Denver, CO 80204)
- Denver Human Services East (3815 Steele St. Denver, CO 80205)
- Arie P. Taylor Municipal Center (4685 Peoria St. Denver, CO 80239)


Our buildings are open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please call 720-944-4DHS (4347) to make an on-site appointment for Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT). Se habla español.

Skip the Trip!

Available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.:

Our services and benefits are available in person, by phone and online. In most instances, we can help you without you needing to come to our building. Please call 720-944-4DHS (4347) for more information. Se habla español.

Available 24/7:
Apply for food, cash, medical, or child care assistance online at Colorado PEAK: 

Apply for Benefits on Colorado PEAK 

Quick Links

Report Abuse or Neglect

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, or the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an at-risk adult in Denver, call the Denver County Child Welfare and Adult Protective Services hotline at 720-944-3000.

To report abuse or neglect of a child outside Denver County, contact the statewide hotline at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437).




Language Access

It is your right to access oral or written language assistance, sign language interpretation, real-time captioning via CART, or disability-related accommodations. To request any of these services at no cost to you, please email with three business days’ notice.

Denver Human Services is an equal opportunity provider.

Civil Rights Plan, Policy and Complaint Form

Denver Human Services (DHS) has created a Civil Rights Plan(PDF, 191KB) (updated October 2023). This plan was developed in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF).

You can also download and view the DHS Civil Rights policy and complaint form(PDF, 2MB) (updated July 2023).